Like I said in a previous post I was transferring my postcard blog in WP.com into one of subdomains postcrossing.ilyani.net, don’t know if it makes any sense since I have stopped updating and blogging postcards altogether since past 8 months, but since I’m purely obsessed with my dot net nowadays I feel like having everything as my subdomains :P (haris.ilyani.net, az.ilyani.net, bunny.ilyani.net… :D) and it’s been my excuse again to waste time browsing through hundreds of pretty themes WordPress has to offer, and how I could more or less give it a touch-up according to my taste of graphic design. And playing with plugins (try, test, delete, repeat the step for next) and somehow getting more curious if I’ll be getting 50sen again next week for the ads I’ve put in those websites. I know I’m making myself busier with something not even under my studies concern. My roommates are seeing me stuck to the laptop even more stubbornly nowadays but they have no idea what I’m doing :P
If you happen to miss imajica talking about her postcards excessively, come make a revisit to postcrossing.ilyani.net, even I myself am missing so much the years I used to devote all my soul (and time and money) to this hobby.
Nice, huh? :) The theme is simple and neat enough I don’t think I need more alters with the design, though I really have to put at the header display image with the most colorful and cheerful message on postcard I ever received, from dear chat_noir (who has left Postcrossing even much earlier and we’ve been missing him since, but I do keep a lot of lovely cards from him all this while..) maybe you can tell clearly enough why this card deserves to be on the display image of my postcrossing blog. Because it looks special, and it IS really special :)
chat_noir?? If you happen to arrive to this post and blog one day, I’d like to thank you again for all the beautiful cards that put many smiles to my face in past few years, and it was sad that you disappeared just like that.. (ok, I’m sort of disappearing as well, but still.. I can never completely disappear from Postcrossing :P) and you’re really, really a great Postcrosser and a lovely friend to all of us!
(I’m getting sentimental here..*sob*)
OK, finally I can show off this here :P If you still don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, go go go check this link!!!! Imajica was featured as Postcrossing Spotlight this time, ha ha. I mean, at this time when imajica no longer sends postcards (and therefore, she doesn’t receive).
Still, I was so excited when my name & interview was officially featured in this website we all love and worship.
I know I would have been 1000 times more excited if this happened when I was the crazy obsessed Postcrosser who spent everyday playing tags, writing cards and visiting post office. I swear that I used to think it’s almost impossible to get over the addiction, even though I was slowing down during exam and job and when I was broke, but I would still be back instantly. Postcrossing is no longer a hobby that can allow you get postcards from wordwide, but it’s a LIFE I can get into whenever I’m bored and upset with my real life. It’s my savior! And in fact, in Postcrossing life I am always happier, with alot of wonderful people sharing the same passion with me, communicating in the forum and anywhere else spreading love and friendship. Therefore, even though I have practically stopped sending postcards, I am still a proud Postcrosser. Postcrossers are the best!!!!!! :D
Hmmm, back to the interview, it was made many months ago actually, so I almost forgot about it. And yeah, at that time I was doing nothing at home so by default I was a full-time Postcrosser :P Hence the interview was successfully made. LOL. Thanks a bunch to the Postcrossing team, and my dear friends who keep cheering for me, yay :)) It’s one of the bestest moments I had ever. And in a sudden I am a famous Postcrosser now, these 3 days I got 1000 times more visitors to my postcards blog (which funnily, I have stopped updating ever since I moved to Penang). And needless to say, I’ve now received many private messages asking for swaps!! =____= Oh dear…
Hmm by the way I remember I should have shown off this photo in the interview as well.. so all Postcrossers around the world will eat their heart out HAHAHAHA :D:D
imajica meets Postcrossing founders!! (yep, Paulo & Ana came all the way to KL to visit me!! :P).
Haih. Why must everything suddenly need me these days? I am not usually a busy person, but these days I have been a busy bee, including do things for other people. Had to deal with Sunway Travel agency as I booked a trip to Egypt on behalf of my grandma and aunty and her husband and it took me many online checkings and calls and emails back and forth for a few days, and I should deserve a free trip also for my work! Haih. But Mama just says it’s my help to her to help her mother. And also I had to send my old PC monitor to service as I was planning to donate my PC to our neighbor who doesnt yet have PC set at home, or probably sell very cheap, but with all the fuss with the monitor I suggested them to buy a new PC set, and since we saw in Tesco they were having garage sale of used office PC sets which are still new and affordable, and we decided to go for them. And today I brought back the PC set home, and I need to teach the kids to use their new computer now. Hmm..
OK not that I’m complaining.. but it’s funny coz I was doing nothing for past few weeks at home but only now I had so many things to do.. the business website included, even though I don’t pay much attention for now if I can really sell, but I just need to get the website done and I’ll be happy. I think I’ve figured out the PayPal thing (thanks to Ana ;)) just I need to test them, doing transaction with someone.. Az, I hope you can spend some time with me for it :P I’ll look about it later. After the website is done, I’m done.. yeah.. who cares about selling anymore..
And and and today I got invitation to attend Postcrossers meeting in KL.. supposedly to be held this 20th December (Sunday!). Aaaaaaaakk. Though many months ago I kind of expected this meeting and probably wanted to come and join.. as it’s been AGES since our first official meeting in early 2007.. when we had our faces and postcards appear on a magazine for the first time :D hehe. What a crazy fun memory as an obsessed Postcrosser at that time. Though I am slowing down now, I still would be up for a meeting and catch up with friends especially Newrule and Aliah.. OK since I think I haven’t revealed this magazine scans in this blog yet, here you go. Click on images for larger view.
So who knows, probably in this coming meeting we’ll manage to get into magazine again! :P Hmm I don’t know why but lately the Malaysian community isn’t really fun as we used to be years ago (or maybe it’s only me..?) but thing is nobody new really comes participate and chat and go crazy like us. And many of us before have practically disappeared, Aliah and me included. So it’s been sappy, you know.. and since I’m now cured from this postcards addiction I really don’t have good excuse to make it for the meeting. Plus K.Nurul isn’t going! So what’s the point of meeting anymore?
And nowadays I’m too occupied to go KL loh!! :-(
Sigh. Too bad.
Anyways. Here’s an announcement by imajica:
If you’re a Postcrosser and lives near KL or can make it to KL this Sunday, please please please attend our gathering as planned by Cikgu Dale. Plase check this thread on forum. Thank you.